Youth Ministry


Youth Ministry in The Ohio District LCMS


Creating a Fresh Path for Youth Ministry!

On Saturday, October 1st, 17 adults met at Living Word-Galena. These concerned adults included pastors, DCEs and lay leaders from congregations from the southern, central, northwest and northeast regions.

Some immediate take-aways are:

  • Get to know and make known the young people in our congregations. USE them to serve in the congregation. Let them know that they are noticed and are important.
  • Maps of the Ohio District are needed - not only by Circuits but by regions - so that congregations might connect. This is especially important for the congregations with a very small number of youth.
  • The Ohio District Office needs to know who the contact is for each congregation in our District so that information about youth and families can go directly to them.
  • A Forum for discussion for Ohio District Youth & Family Ministries will be started on Facebook. WATCH for it!

Oct1meeting.jpgWE DO NOT WANT TO LOSE MOMENTUM! These participants will keep in contact with one another, hopefully challenge one another and have said there’s a need to meet again.

The NEXT meeting is scheduled for:

Saturday, February 18, 2023
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Living Word Lutheran Church
7539 Dustin Rd.
Galena, OH 43021

Lunch will be provided!


This day of discussion is open to ALL youth leaders, volunteers, DCEs, DFLMs, Pastors, parents or other interested people who want to discuss YOUTH MINISTRY. 

For more information or questions, contact:

Karen Dutton
Director of Youth Ministry & Family Life 
Cell: 216.496.1799 
Office:  440.235.2297 Ext.123